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The Long Island Rail Road takes you to business or pleasure quickly
and comfortably, without the expense of parking fees and tolls. Most
travelers go to or from Penn Station, but many stop in Queens and Brooklyn
and take advantage of subway connections into Manhattan.
- Tickets may be purchased on the trains but it is more costly to do so
when the ticket offices are open. Most stations also sell subway and bus
tokens for New York City.
- By traveling during off-peak hours you can save up to 30 percent over
rush hour fares. All trains other than those scheduled to arrive at
western terminals weekdays between 6:00 and 10:00 AM, and depart those
terminals between 4:00 and 7:00 PM, are off-peak.
- Baggage, Bicycles and Pets
- Carry-on items must stow easily and safely in the racks located
overhead. Bicycles may normally be taken on most off-peak trains, but you
will need a Cyc-n-Ride permit obtainable from the ticket office. Small
pets are allowed, but must be confined to closed, ventilated containers.
Guide dogs for sight-impaired riders are permitted.
- Tours, Group Rates and Parlor Cars
- Group rates of up to 50 percent off may be arranged by calling
1-718-558-7498. For parlor car reservations on some East End trains, call
For more information, call the Long Island Railroad at
1-718-217-LIRR or 1-516-822-LIRR.
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